Flipping a Fender Stratocaster upside-down acclaimed singer/songwriter/lefty guitarist Malina Moye is a quadruple threat who has carved out her own lane as one of the few artists in history able to straddle both Rock and Soul genres, filling a void in the entertainment industry. Moye’s music narrative boasts an impressive resume that includes performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, being the first African-American woman to play the National Anthem on electric guitar at a major sporting event, as well as headlining a tribute with Chaka Khan, honoring legendary Stevie Wonder for which Jet Magazine praised Moye’s performance as “one of the highlights of the evening.”
With an electrifying stage show, Malina and her band deliver an intoxicating fusion of R&B, Rock and Soul. Her critically acclaimed LP “Diamonds & Guitars” reached number 35 on Amazon.com and iTunes respectively, showcasing an eclectic pallet of music while preserving its mainstream appeal. Moye’s Diamond & Guitars tour served her as an opening act with Robin thicke, Boys ll men to legendary rock group Journey to name a few.
Among the new generation of lead guitarists, Malina is the first left-handed female guitarist to be included on the legendary Fender Guitars’ impressive roster of Fender endorsees. The songstress was featured in the UK documentary “Stratmaster: The Greatest Guitar Story Ever Told,” and Guitar World Magazine dubbed Malina the “female Jimi Hendrix” and one of the top 10 female guitarists to know. UK’s Blues and Soul Magazine touted Malina as having “…all the ingredients to shake the modern soul room.“
In addition to being on Sony’s writing team, Moye independently released her first R&B single “Girlfriend” through her WCE Records to great reviews and a number 43 slot on the R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard chart. Then Malina followed-up with her second single “Alone,” which remained on the charts for 32 consecutive weeks. “Alone” peaked at no 9 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts and at number 27 on the hot 100. BET, Billboard Magazine and some of music’s hottest names have raved that Malina is “a ground-breaking artist” and “a soulful breath of fresh air.”
Malina’s humanitarian efforts include serving as ambassador for HRH Prince Charles’ Prince’s Trust for which she donated her single “Hustler’s Blues” to the Wilberforce 200 compilation CD in the company of Britain’s soul imports. The compilation was one of the fastest selling soul CD’s on iTunes UK with all proceeds going to the Trust and UNICEF.
Cover girl Malina Moye continues to build a brand name globally, appearing in campaigns like Victoria Secret’s “Love Rocks” and shoe chain Steve Madden’s Music amongst other retail powerhouses.
Diamonds and Guitar’s is available now and steadily climbing the charts and Malina is currently finishing her new record slated for an early 2012 release. For more information, visit www.malinamoye.com.